081: Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure

Why do athletes choke under pressure? And why would a coach also choke under pressure? 

In fact, the reason a coach chokes and the reason an athlete chokes are exactly the same, and a normal part of being human. And that's a disconnect between what we're looking to achieve, and how much we trust it.

In this episode we explore:

  • why some athletes go to compete and get performance amnesia and mental blocks, and strategies to override them
  • what overtraining can do to our brains, and the practical steps we can take to counteract the potential consequences
  • the role emotion plays in our process, and when it causes doubt on our ability to execute

Ultimately, we want to be in a place of performing subconsciously, or being in flow or in the zone. And this episode explains how to get there.

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